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Come fly with me. Annalise Murphy about to board the Dublin-Verona flight. Even the under-carriage hatch-cover is on-message
Annalise Murphy
It’s not every day you get to fly on a jetliner named in your honour writes W M Nixon. But then, not everyone has won Ireland a Silver Medal in the Olympics. Even at that, today’s busy flight schedules are…
J109 White Mischief (Tim Goodbody) was the DBSC Cruisers One race winner
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B21S - 1. CHINOOK (A BRADLEY), 2. BILLY WHIZZ (P SHANNON), 3. VENTUNO (R FOGARTY) B21S - 1. CHINOOK (A BRADLEY), 2. BILLY WHIZZ (P SHANNON), 3. VENTUNO (R FOGARTY) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Kalamar (Power et al), 2. Fiddly…
Sailors gather for the briefing for the NYC Junior Regatta
National YC
The skies were grey but this didn’t deter the keen young sailors who participated in the Davy National Yacht Club Junior Regatta last Wednesday writes Frieda Ford. With over 110 participants there was a buzz at the National. Representatives from…
Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2017. The town’s potential to host such events of international standard is made possible by the quiet yet efficient presence of Dun Laoghaire Marina
W M Nixon
With the success of Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2017 now universally acknowledged in highlighting the developing role of Dun Laoghaire Harbour as a major waterborne recreational centre, it is timely to remember the vital contribution made to the contemporary scene…
Running Wild (B & S Foley) was second in tonight's Cruisers 3a DBSC Race
DBSC
B21S - 1. MARISSA XIV (FRANK ELMES), 2. BILLY WHIZZ (P SHANNON), 3. YIKES (P CARROLL) B21S - 1. MARISSA XIV (FRANK ELMES), 2. BILLY WHIZZ (P SHANNON), 3. YIKES (P CARROLL) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power), 2. Fiddly…
Mark Mansfield (left) onboard J109 Joker II, the Dun Laoghaire Yacht of the Week winner
Etchells
Cork sailor Mark Mansfield has just finished the Tattinger Regatta on the Isle of Wight as tactician on John Smart's J109 Jukebox where the team won the J109 Class and the overall regatta with straight wins. Mansfield, a distinguished Olympic…
Spindrift 2 can reach speeds of nearly 50–knots
News Update
The massive French trimaran Maxi Spindrift 2 is en route to Dun Laoghaire from France to attempt to beat Phaedo's Round Ireland Speed Sailing Record set in a time of 36 hours and 52 minutes in August last year. The…
Waiting for the wind in Douarnenez, France at the Laser Radial Under–21 Women Euros
Laser
Just like their junior Laser counterparts at the 4.7 Worlds in Belgium this week, Irish girls are off to a flying start at the Laser Radial Under–21 Women European Championships in Douarnenez, France. Ireland holds the top three places after…
The Irish 4.7 Sailing Squad members (left to right) Coach Chris Penny, Jack Fahy( RStGYC) Michael Carroll(KYC) Tom Higgins(RStGYC)Michael O'Suilleabhain(KYC)Thomas Mulvenna(CYC)Eve McMahon(HYC)Clare Gorman(NYC).
Youth Sailing
The National Yacht Club's Clare Gorman is off to a great start having posted a ten and a four to be tenth overall in the Ladies division of the Laser 4.7 team sailing in the World Championships which began yesterday…
Howth Yacht Club's Flashback – attention to detail helped them win offshore at Dun Laoghaire Regatta
Volvo Regatta
Taking on the dominance of the Dun Laoghaire J109 offshore fleet on its home waters and winning is no mean feat. Winning skipper Paddy Gregory of the Beneteau First 34.7 Flashback (owned by Don Breen and David Hogg) recalls last week's…
Irish Sailing Coach Ross Killian with a fleet of 420 dinghies
ISA
Ross Killian is Irish Sailing’s 420 Academy Coach, but this summer Killian is also developing a new Club Coaching programme. Afloat.ie finds out more about the Club Coaching programme and what he’s looking for. What’s the new Irish Sailing Club…
Today's Beneteau 31.7 race on Dublin Bay was won by Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson), Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power) was second with Chris Johnston's Prospect third
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B21S - 1. VENTUNO (R FOGARTY), 2. BILLY WHIZZ (P SHANNON) B21S - 1. VENTUNO (R FOGARTY), 2. BILLY WHIZZ (P SHANNON  BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson), 2. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power), 3. Prospect (Chris Johnston) BENETEAU…
The serious helmsman. Jack Roy and his daughter Jill racing their Squib class Kanaloa, no 130. One of the oldest boats racing in the Dublin Bay class, they worked together to restore her from a near-derelict condition
W M Nixon
The role of President of what is now Irish Sailing is central to our activities afloat. The diverse boating community that the President both serves and represents is affected by the variable socio–economic circumstances in which our sport - in…
A race win for Dublin Bay's Martin Byrne puts him in seventh overall with one race left to sail today at the Edinburgh Cup in Cowes
Dragon
The penultimate day of the Dragon Edinburgh Cup 2017, produced one truly extraordinary race which shook the leader board up and leaves four boats in close contention going into the final race. Ireland's Martin Byrne from the Royal St. George…
Solo sailor – NYC Commodore Ronan Beirne (left) salutes NYC member and Mini Transat entrant Tom Dolan in Dun Laoghaire
Solo Sailing
With 80–days to go to the 2017 Mini Transat Race, solo sailor Tom Dolan was in Dun Laoghaire at his club, the National Yacht Club, to coach some friends out in the bay in an evening of fresh winds. Tom…
The J80 Graduate (D. O'Keefe)  was second in the Mixed Sportsboat Class
DBSC
B21S - 1. CHINOOK (A BRADLEY), 2. BILLY WHIZZ (P SHANNON), 3. SMALL WONDER (H KELLY & J MCSTAY)  B21S - 1. ISOLDE (B MULKEEN & J MARTIN), 2. CHINOOK (A BRADLEY), 3. BILLY WHIZZ (P SHANNON) BENETEAU 31.7 -…

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